Leeds, 29 Park Square West
Leeds, 6 Wellington Place
0113 345 5060

London, Canary Wharf
Canada Place Mall
0203 197 9100

28 Queen St
0161 503 5656

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Trapped nerves

The role of nerves is to carry messages between our brain and our body. The messages from the brain control our movement and those going towards the brain are responsible for our senses – letting us know about our environment. When a nerve is compressed or damaged they can’t function anymore, meaning we feel altered sensations (e.g. numbness, tingling, coldness or pain). In some cases we may even lose strength in some of our muscles. The sciatic nerve is one of the most commonly ‘trapped’ nerves, causing sciatica.


  • Bulging disks in the spine
  • Tight muscles
  • Bones compressing nerves
  • Sometimes, but rarely, growths, tumours or cysts


  • Acute pain
  • Feelings of electric shock/shooting pains
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Wasting of muscles
  • Pain felt in the left side could indicate sciatic nerve pain


  • Manual therapy such as osteopathy, chiropractic, physio or massage will help to reduce pressure on the nerve.
  • In these cases, GPs generally prescribe anti-inflammatory and pain relief medication
  • On very rare occasions, surgery is necessary

For more information, call your local clinic on the number below.

Leeds : 0113 345 5060

Manchester : 0161 503 5656

London, Canary Wharf Clinic; (Canada Place Shopping Mall): 0203 197 9100

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Leeds Park Square & Wellington Place

0113 345 5060

(28 Queen Street)

0161 503 5656

Leeds Park Sq
Lower Ground Floor
29 Park Square West
Leeds LS1 2PQ

call: 0113 345 5060

Leeds Wellington Pl
6 Wellington Place

call: 0113 345 5060

Manchester, Queen Street
Freedom Care Clinics
Same Day Doctor
28 Queen St
M2 5HX

call: 0161 503 5656

London, Canary Wharf
(Canada Place Shopping Mall)

34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HX

call: 0203 197 9100